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|West Kent College (West Kent & Ashford College)|
|Type||Further Education, Higher Education|
|Established||1 August 2014|
|Local authority||Kent County Council|
|Department for Education URN||130727 Tables|
|Number of students||2,600|
West Kent College is a further education and higher education college in Kent, England founded in 2014. Its campus in Tonbridge offers numerous courses and qualifications at many levels, from GCSEs and A-levels to vocational routes such as BTEC or NVQ/VRQ Diplomas to work-based Apprenticeships and Degree programmes, validated by the University of Kent, University of Greenwich and Canterbury Christ Church University.
The College's facilities include a 300-seat theatre, fine art, fashion, graphic design and photography studios and darkrooms, television and radio studios, music recording studios, professional training and demo kitchens and purpose-built motor vehicle engineering and construction workshops.
The original West Kent College institution operated in Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells, Crowborough and Sevenoaks.The Tonbridge campus was redeveloped in the 2000s. Crowborough and Sevenoaks closed in 2006.
It merged into K College in 2010. K College operated across 6 campuses, at Jemmett Road and Henwood in Ashford, Dover, Folkestone, Tonbridge and Royal Tunbridge Wells.
It was subsequently split in 2014, after sustaining a large amount of debt. It was split into two units from 1 August that year:
On 17 May 2019, Hadlow College become the first in the country to go into educational administration.That same year, following a review by the Further Education Commissioner, it was recommended that the Hadlow College Group be split up and taken on by three colleges: North Kent College, East Kent College Group and Capel Manor College.
On the 15th August 2020, the education-related facilities of West Kent College and Hadlow College, including Princess Christian’s Farm and Hadlow College's equestrian centre in Greenwich, transferred to North Kent College.
The college offers a range of Foundation, Extended and BTEC Diplomas, A Levels, Higher Education programmes and NVQs, in subjects such as:
Also offered are Apprenticeships, A-Levels and Access to Higher Education courses.
This article's list of alumni may not follow Wikipedia's verifiability policy. (October 2020)
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